Speaker  : Professor S. Shahnawaz Ahmed

Date       : 15 September, 2020 (Tuesday)

Time       : 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

IEEE PES Brac University Student Branch has successfully organized a webinar on “Smart Grid System” on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. The session was conducted through “Zoom” by S. Shahnawaz Ahmed, Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He is also serving as Director of Directorate of Planning and Development (DPD). The online seminar was productive, educational and inspiring during this pandemic situation that we are currently going through. Due to recent pandemic webinar is recognized the most effective way to run educative program. IEEE PES Brac University SBC hereby had chosen the right platform to organize the event.

The session consisted of the explanation of Smart Grid System, how it works, motive for implementing smart grid, technologies required, differences between normal & smart grid, challenges. The session started at 11 am with an introductory speech from Asaduzzaman Abir, Chair, IEEE PES BracU Student Branch Chapter. Professor S. Shahnawaz Ahmed opened the talk by sharing information about the concept of Smart Grid with the audience. In this segment he discussed how two-way communications between Grid and overall distribution system control center is established. Smart meter from the customer end also keep connected through the central system. Later, he discussed about the energy storage systems to minimize any sudden higher load demand. At the later part of the session, a brief idea was given about the sensor and network system of the smart grid and challenges regarding the implementation and modernizing the current infrastructure was discussed.  

At the end, Soptorsi Paul Shrestha, Vice Chair, IEEE PES BracU Student Branch Chapter had requested the participant to send their questions regarding the Webinar topic if they have any and thanked honorable speaker “Professor S. Shahnawaz Ahmed” on behalf of IEEE BracU Student Branch and Branch counselor for his informative presentation and give his time amid busy schedule.

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